This occurred while five elephants and their keeper, Derrick, were strolling alongside a river in a natural park in Thailand.
Derrick is in the water at one point and appears to be dragged away by the current. Fortunately for him, his elephant heroically rushes to his aid without a second thought. But, does the dude not seem all that desperate? He’s not in that much danger.
The elephant continues to run toward him and support him with his trunk so he may grasp on and escape.
Although the man was undoubtedly not in danger, the bravery of his elephant still garnered the admiration of many YouTube users, who have now viewed the clip more than 21 million times.
You can watch the complete video below: